ASCII is a 7 bit character set encoded in octal, decimal, and hexadecimal; it is an acronym of 'American Standard Code for Information Interchange'. There are 128 ASCII characters in the entire set, which was published in 1968 by the United States of America Standards Institute (USASI).

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How to see list of ASCII code on the terminal

Once on a web site, I saw one command which shows the list of all ASCII codes on the terminal. But now I forgot that website and also that command. I need the list of them. Is there a command which ...
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PROBLEM : Unicode data corrupted from ascii program

I was using html2text program to extract unicode devanagari from html file. But it is giving output as, "शà¥à¤°à¤¦à¥à¤§à¤§à¤¾à¤¨à¤¾à¤¨à¤¾à¤". In Windows I would rectify this by using convert ...
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does ubuntu 14.04 use ascii-armor and how to turn it on/off?

does ubuntu 14.04 use ascii-armor and how to turn it on/off? the purpose is to test some exploit and knowing that would help, I'm still in the learning process. I'm already aware of the stack ...
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ASCII art generator with OCR

What program can turn an image into ASCII-art, but also replace any text with the actual text with OCR. For example, for converting a comic to ASCII art.
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How to Triforce on /b/ on ubuntu

How can you type three triangles in the shape of a triangle? So a ascii art of the Triforce from Zelda using the triangle symbol. /b/ is a image board on 4chan. Text on this image board is edited by ...
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Special characters in /etc/issue

For some reason the color escape characters in my /etc/issue file are not working. They're being displayed as text: Here is the content of the file: ^[[1;31mUbuntu^[[0m And it outputs the exact ...
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Problem with recursive rar archiving non-ascii filenames

Say I want to create a backup of folder MainFolder's content using rar. The command rar a Backup.rar -r MainFolder does the job. BUT, if a subdirectory contains more than one file named with ...
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Cannot run sudo update-manager

I cannot run sudo update-manager. I dont know whats wrong. Do you know? (precise)acer@localhost:~$ sudo update-manager [sudo] password for acer: (process:5761): Gtk-WARNING **: Locale not supported ...
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Is there a command-line program that can output ascii art as an image?

Is there a command-line program that can convert an image to ascii art and then save that output as an image e.g. jpg or png? To illustrate what I'm in need of, I want to convert the image below into ...
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Transfering a file with cat changes it

I am trying to transfer some video from a embedded linux + camera to my computer through an USB cable. What I am doing is cat file > /dev/ttyGS0 on the card side and cat /dev/ttyACM0 > file on ...
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Tried to use deja-dup for backup, but it give the following error(UnicodeDecodeError: 'ascii')

Is there a way to find the filenames that is causing this error? Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/duplicity", line 1404, in with_tempdir(main) File "/usr/bin/duplicity", ...
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How can I have the terminal starting with ascii banner? [duplicate]

How can I have my terminal in ubuntu starting with an ascii banner every time from default?
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Alt + ASCII code like in Windows [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ways to enter special characters? Is Alt+Numpad possible? Is there a way to do Alt+ASCII code for typing ASCII code in Ubuntu like one can do in Windows? If so, then how ...
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Problem with German letters like ä, ö, ü when using UbuntuOne [closed]

When I try to open UbuntuOne at my Windows 7 PC I get this Message: Ubuntu One experienced an error --------------------------- Sorry, an error has occurred and Ubuntu One needs to close. ...
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How can I type ASCII characters like Alt + numpad in Windows?

On Windows, the key combination Alt + 2+ 5+ 5 creates a blank space. How can I achieve this on Ubuntu?
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Text inside files has squares with numbers in it

Some text files I come across, have little squares with numbers in them (in place of certain characters). I am unable to copy and paste these in Ubuntu, but may search and replace in gedit each ...
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What are some good ASCII art generators?

I have tried figlet but it's not much good. Are there any other ASCII editors?
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gedit can't recognize character encoding, but gvim can

I have a lot of plain text files which come from a Windows environment. Many of them use a whacky default Windows code-page, which is neither ASCII (7 bits) nor UTF-8. gvim has no problem opening ...